La Palma Airport

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La Palma Airport
La Palma Airport R01.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Operator Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Serves La Palma
Location Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo
Elevation AMSL 33 m / 108 ft
Coordinates 28°37′35″N 017°45′20″W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556Coordinates: 28°37′35″N 017°45′20″W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556
SPC is located in Canary Islands
Location of airport in Canary Islands
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers Increase971.676
Operations Increase15.800
Cargo Increase565.3 t
Source: Spanish AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] AENA[2]

La Palma Airport (IATA: SPCICAO: GCLA) is an airport located in Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of the city of Santa Cruz de La Palma on La Palma in the Canary Islands.[1] It is operated by Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), who operate the majority of civil airports in Spain.

The airport is served mainly by Binter Canarias and CanaryFly with island-hopping flights from Tenerife and Gran Canaria. In 2015, the airport had 971,676 passengers in the 15,800 operations handled. Cargo traffic totalled 565 tonnes.[3]

New terminal[edit]

Terminal interior
Airport overview

A new terminal building opened in July 2011, giving the airport an ultimate capacity of 3 million passengers per year. The new terminal has 25 check-in desks, 4 baggage carousels, and 9 boarding gates. The new terminal is farther back than the old terminal, meaning that apron space is maximised. There are still no plans to build a taxiway parallel to the runway, so aircraft still have to backtaxi on the runway, limiting capacity to 10 operations per hour. The airport also has a new control tower.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf
Binter Canarias & NAYSA Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North
Condor Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
CanaryFly Tenerife–North
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld,[5] London-Gatwick[5]
Enter Air Charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Germania Hamburg
Germania Flug Zürich
Iberia Express Madrid
Primera Air Seasonal: Billund,[6] Copenhagen,[6] Gothenburg, Helsinki,[7] Oslo-Gardermoen,[8] Reykjavik-Keflavik, Stockholm
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester
Travel Service Charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, Nantes
Transavia Amsterdam
TUI Airlines Netherlands Amsterdam
TUIfly Belgium Brussels
Vueling Barcelona


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